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Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy

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Contents

Introduction

Breeding Ignorance, Breeding Hatred

Chapter 1: Undocumented Latinas: The New Employable Mother

Chapter 2: The Nanny Visa: The Bracero Program Revisited

Chapter 3: Immigrants and Workfare Workers: Emplyable but "Not Employed"

Chapter 4: The Global Trade in Filipina Workers

Conclusion: Gatekeeping and Housekeeping

An Excerpt: Breeding Ignorance, Breeding Hatred

In 1994, during one of the worst, but certainly not unprecedented, systematic attacks on immigrants to the United States, immigrants and their allies began sporting T-shirts bearing the face of an indigenous man and the slogan, "Who are you calling illegal, Pilgrim?" reflecting indignation at the ignorant and malicious anti-immigrant sentiments of the day. Specifically, this was in direct response to a campaign that had been brewing for years in policy circles and "citizen" groups, culminating in California state's Proposition 187. The initiative proposed to bar undocumented children from public schools and turn away undocumented students from state colleges and universities. It also proposed to deny the undocumented an array of public benefits and social services, including prenatal and preventive care such as immunizations.

While the overt purpose of this voter initiative was to curtail immigration, ostensibly by restricting the use of public benefits and social services by undocumented immigrants, the real agenda behind it was to criminalize immigrants for presumably entering the country "illegally" and stealing resources from "true" United States citizens. More to the point, Proposition 187 came out of and was aimed at perpetuating the myth that all immigrants are "illegal" at worst and, at best, the cause of our society's and economy's ills.

Throughout US history, immigration has been viewed and intentionally constructed as plague, infection or infestation and immigrants as disease (social and physical), varmints or invaders. If we look at contemporary popular films, few themes seem to tap the fears or thrill the American imagination more than that of the timeless space alien invading the United States, and statespeople have snatched up this popular image to rouse public support for

Synopsis:

Analyzes recent immigration debates targeting women of color and challenges the racism behind the rhetoric.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896086173
Foreword:
Abramovitz, Mimi
Author:
Abramovitz, Mimi
Author:
Chang, Grace
Publisher:
South End Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Women alien labor. .
Subject:
Alien labor, Asian
Subject:
Alien labor, Latin American
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women domestics -- United States.
Subject:
Women alien labor -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 99-01
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.45x5.42x.65 in. .66 lbs.

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Business » Human Resource Management
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » World Feminism
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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